Designed for beginners and intermediate developers, this book helps you come up to speed as quickly as possible with using the Struts2 framework. It delves deeply into the core of the Struts2 framework, providing a sound understanding of the components that make up the framework and the way they interact with each other.
This book uses an application-centric approach. The development of an application drives the Struts2 exposure and not the other way around. An application is defined which is build throughout the book. Most [if not all] of the code spec and snippets that you will find in this book are a part of the application.
Finally, a web based project is developed to re-enforce all the learning that took place throughout the book. This will definitely help developers to quickly get started with building real-world Web applications using the Struts2 framework.
Sample Chapter TOC
THE TOPICS COVERED IN THE BOOK
All About The Struts2 Framework
Fundamentals Of Struts and Struts2, Architecture of Struts2, Struts2Framework Core Components
Setting Up The Development Environment
Installing And Setting Up NetBeans IDE, Installing And Setting Up Struts2
Getting Started With Struts2
Getting Started, Working With Actions, Building Views, Building Interceptors, OGNL And Value Stack, Validations, Using The Data Store, Integrating Hibernate With Struts2
Application Development Using Struts2
Define The Project And Its Requirements, Project Specifications, The Administration Homepage [index.jsp], The Search Books Form [searchBooks.jsp], The Manage Books Form [manageBooks.jsp], Logout, Beans And Interceptors, Running The Application
CONTENTS OF THE CD-ROM
Setup files for:
NetBeans IDE 6.5
MySQL Community Server 6.X
MySQL Connector/J 5.X
Source code for the examples and the project covered in this book.